Tobin Talk: January 18, 2019

Jan 18 2019

Tobin Talk: January 18, 2019


We are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting next week. The Nominating Committee has compiled the list of nominees for the 2019 Board election which will take place at this meeting. You can view the nominee bios here.  You must be current on your THCA Membership to vote for the Board, so if you have not done so already, please take a minute to renew today.   

Our Annual Meeting will have a full agenda. In addition to the vote, we are looking for volunteers for the new committees we have planned for 2019. There is a new Social Committee who are working on a neighborhood-wide Fiesta event, and we are hoping to form a committee specifically to address our parking issues. We have some wonderful community partners, and 2019 is already shaping up to be a great year in Tobin Hill. You won’t want to miss this meeting.

A couple of highlights about upcoming events: The City of San Antonio is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, January 23, to update us about the SA Tomorrow Midtown Regional Center plan. There are some interesting neighborhood engagement events coming up on Saturday, Jan. 26: a Property Tax workshop hosted by the Bowen Center, and a Neighborhood Design workshop hosted by the San Antonio Conservation Society. Finally, our Social Committee has starting working on what we hope will become an annual Fiesta event: make sure you Save the Date for Tobin de Mayo on May 4, 2019! 

A reminder from our neighbors at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital: it’s flu season so wash your hands!  Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs and infections!!

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 24 at Eco Centro at 6:00PM.

Read on below for more info.

It’s time to renew your 2019 THCA Membership!

We have begun collecting your dues for next year.
Save time at the Annual Meeting…
Click here to renew your membership online today.

THCA Annual Meeting

2019 Board Election
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Please read through the nominee bios here.

Social to follow the meeting at the Kushner’s home.

Please join the San Antonio Conservation Society, the City’s Office of Historic Preservation, AIA San Antonio, and Tier One Neighborhood Coalition for the second of four neighborhood workshops where we will focus on how we develop the common language of design as we work to retain the physical and economic-social character of our neighborhoods.

The workshop is open to all at no cost.

Please RSVP to the Conservation Society at 210-224-6163 or email to

Understanding Property Taxes
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9 am – 11 am
500 Pilgrim
(Bethany Congregational Church Social Hall)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Amezquita, Chief Appraiser
Rogelio Sandoval, Assistant Chief Appraiser
Rich Acosta of Mi Ciudad es Mi Casa
Join us as we learn about property taxes and market values.
BCAD experts will guide us through the taxation process.
Rich Acosta of Mi Ciudad es Mi Casa will share how to protest your property taxes for free.
Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served.

This event is free.  Please share with your neighbors.
Register online for free on the Bowen Center Website

THCA 2nd Friday Social 

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, February 8, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials.
Contact Social Committee Co-Chairs, Doreen Tarango or Luis Montejano. You can call Doreen at 210-393-9912 or email Luis if you’d like to be a host. 

Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

March: Condominium

April & May books TBA

Contact: for locations and more info.

Market Mondays at Metropolitan are held weekly beginning this Monday, January 21, 2019 from 11am to 1pm! The market is held at the front of the hospital. It is growing in size as more vendors are added weekly.
For more information or if you know of any interested vendors please get in contact with Vanessa Wilsonat Metropolitan Methodist Hospital . There is currently no vendor fee.

Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, January 28th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Resolve to get
2019 is a new year and there are plenty of spots on THCA’s committees. Social Committee, Outreach, Community Service, Special Events, and more!
Interested in getting involved?
Let us know at!